The Greenpeace lawyer could not believe his ears: at the trial of the intrusion of activists into a Drôme plant in 2020, the prosecutor advocated leniency on Tuesday, returning EDF and the State to their responsibilities in nuclear matter. “We are dealing with determined activists, with serious questions,” said the representative of the prosecution about the 34 defendants, 12 women and 22 men aged 28 to 70 years, tried by the Criminal Court of Valencia. Among them, 26 are being prosecuted for having entered – by cutting fencing – in the enclosure of the Tricastin power plant on the morning of February 21, 2020, while eight others, accused for complicity, demonstrated in front of the main entrance of the site. The purpose of the operation, quickly relayed by the NGO, was to demand the closure of the plant deemed “obsolete” after 40 years of operation. Dressed up as workers in a fictitious industrial dismantling company, the activists had staged a dismantling using a small construction machine, drums bearing the nuclear symbol, fake giant hammers and wheelbarrows.
Geo 29th June 2021 read more »
On Tuesday, June 29, 34 Greenpeace activists appeared in Valencia following an EDF complaint. The electrician is claiming huge damages from them for breaking into the Tricastin plant site in February 2020, in Saint-Paul-Trois-Châteaux (Drôme). Not enough to convince the prosecutor.
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Areva SA should pay 560 million euros to EDF to settle their disputes. Engaged in several disputes related to defects in particular on the Flamanville EPR, EDF and Areva have decided to opt for conciliation.
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Major release of radioactive gas at the Golfech nuclear power plant: the Court of Cassation reopens the way for an EDF conviction!
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